A pediatric patient with recurrent pseudotumor cerebri and vitamin B-12 deficiency


Yetgin S. , Derman O., Dogan M.

PEDIATRIC HEMATOLOGY AND ONCOLOGY, vol.23, no.1, pp.39-43, 2006 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 23 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2006
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/08880010500313322
  • Title of Journal : PEDIATRIC HEMATOLOGY AND ONCOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.39-43

Abstract

Pseudotumor cerebri is a syndrome of increased intracranial pressure, normal cerebrospinal fluid values, and a normal cerebral ventricles on brain imaging studies. A patient with a diagnosis of pseudotumor cerebri was admitted to the authors' hospital twice within a 2.5-year interval and treated with vitamin B-12 (vit-B-12). At the second admission she also presented with a cerebral venous thrombosis that might have been explained by vit-B-12 deficiency, homocysteinemia, and an increased level of lipoprotein-a.